Sooky Rottweiler by Cynthia

Sooky RottweilerNo Zoom

Comments (2) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. pierreandnicole

    pierreandnicole said, over 3 years ago

    Wish my French was better…but I get the gist.

  2. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Acadie is not big, but it is already a coin with two sides; there’s the elite revolving around the university of Moncton, some of its members have won big international literary or artistic prizes and have their connections in Montréal, Ottawa and even Paris. The acadians making it big in Québec right now like Lisa Leblanc and Radio Radio more or less fit into that category. Many of them work tirelessly to break the cliche of the acadian fisherman/lumberjack and it’s not a bad thing.

    And a little further north, in an area called the acadian peninsula, there’s the Acadia that’s still mostly fishermen and woods, still seen by too many montrealers as Canada’s rednecks, sung with brio in every verse of his songs by the character Sooky pays tribute to; Cayouche! A short, notoriously bearded man who criss-crossed the country on his motorbike. He sings humorously about PO’ed former seasonal workers (“La 6/49”), mental illness (“Pill a nerfs”), drinking and driving (“L’alcool au volant”) bootleggers and life in general in North Eastern New Brunswick with a kind of wit and straight-talk that the Montréal exiles have lost while trying desperately (too desperately) to break a cliché or please a bourgeois elite that will probably always look down on us no matter what.

    Check him out on Youtube and Wikipédia!

  3. Refresh Comments.